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Things To Do When Visiting Jasper Texas
Things To Do When Visiting Jasper Texas

You are sure to enjoy a variety of activities and events when you visit the lovely city of Jasper, Texas. Be sure to make your visit perfect by staying at the historic Swann Hotel, where you will be treated to the best of southern accommodations and the finest East Texas cooking to be found. Your home away from home, this hotel will keep you happy and comfortable in between your vacation activities.

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Nestled in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods and at the fork of two rivers, this beautiful park offers a variety of activities that will appeal to nature enthusiasts. These include guided canoe and kayak trips, several biking and hiking trails, excellent fishing, boating, seasonal hunting and the opportunity to see a variety of birds and other wildlife. Equipment rentals are available on-site.

Rayburn Country Golf Course

Treat yourself to a game of golf on this meticulous 18-hole championship course that is located amongst the rolling hills near Lake Sam Rayburn. The area is absolutely gorgeous, and the course is suitable for players at any level. Before you play or when you are done playing, visit the clubhouse that operates as a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Don’t let the name fool you because avid shoppers will love the great finds at this unique store. You can expect to find a variety of authentic antique items, handmade quilts, jewelry, glassware, metal wall decor, furniture, primitives, textiles, curios and so much more.

Heritage Village Museum

A short drive will take you to this incredible attraction. Enjoy a town straight out of the 1800s, spinning and weaving workshops, guided tours, home-style dining at the on-site restaurant, the unique museum store and several period demonstrations and festivals held at various times during the year.

These are just a few of the many attractions that you may want to enjoy during your visit. Make your reservations at the Swann Hotel today, and you can get busy enjoying your Jasper stay.

Jasper offers a wealth of natural beauty and recreational activites to visitors. Located near both Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Lake, with easy access to two of the four National Forests in Texas, as well as several smaller lakes and wilderness areas, and along with a variety of historical and cultural attractions, Jasper provides a truly unique recreational destination.

Azalea Trail and Festival
Ablazed in floral colors, Jasper in springtime is a beauty to behold, and there’s no better way to see it than with this self-guided tour and its accompanying arts and crafts festival.

old-southern-colonial-homes-texasWalking Tour of Historic Jasper
Take a self-guided tour of historic downtown Jasper, including the Swann Hotel.

Lake Sam Rayburn
Boating, water sports, and of course, the best Black Bass fishing in the world. Do we need to say more?

Sawmill Hiking Trail
Enjoy the beauty of the Angelina National Forest on this scenic hiking trail.

The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail
The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail offers the richest birding experience in the United States.

Big Thicket National Preserve
Hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, photography, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and much more in this 97,000 acre, biologically diverse preserve.

Angelina National Forest
One of only 4 national forests in Texas, 153,179-acre Angelina National Forest offers a wide variety of recreational activities.

Sabine National Forest
One of only 4 national forests in Texas, 160,656-acre Sabine National Forest offers a wide variety of recreational activities.

Jasper Lions Club Rodeo
The Jasper Lions Benefit Rodeo is the “Grand Daddy” of East Texas Rodeos and has been bringing top entertainment to our area since 1947. This is the largest project of the Jasper Lions Club and as a PRCA rodeo, this four day competition attracts the top cowboys. The week starts off with trail rides from different corners of the county that converge into a parade through downtown Jasper. Rodeo fans then head to the Jasper Lions concession stand for a bite to eat and drinks before finding their seats in a totally covered all weather arena.

Toledo Bend Lake
Enjoy the beauty — not to mention the fish — of this majestic lake.

Sample’s Yesteryear
Antique’s and Collectibles

Milam Street Art & Antique Shop
Antiques, Jewelry, Home Decor & Gifts

Christmas in the Park
An annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of downtown Jasper, Texas along the banks of Sandy Creek Park. A vision of the City of Jasper, this event was created and patterned after the Festival of Lights event in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Utilizing the experience and expertise of an established 85 year old holiday event, the City of Jasper sought  to establish a similar event using the natural park setting.